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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Northborough St Andrew


The Parish

The parish of Northborough lies in the extreme northeast of Northamptonshire forming a stretch of the border with neighbouring Lincolnshire. Northborough is located roughly 7 miles north of the city of Peterborough and 8 miles east of the Lincolnshire town of Stamford. Northborough once sat on the busy A15 road linking Peterborough northwards to Lincoln, thankfully that road now passes west of the village on a newly cut route. It is a little known fact that Northamptonshire extends into a small portion of Fenland and Northborough parish forms part of that area. Early maps show Northborough as a largely linear small village centred upon the route of Church Street, the village has expanded, serving commuters to nearby Peterborough, to the northeast from this area growing almost contiguous with Lincolnshire's Deeping St James. Northborough would have earned its income principally from arable farming, the rich Fenland soils providing an iseal medium for not only the usual crops but also high-value table vegetables, the nearby River Welland, being navigable, was ideally situated to take away the surplus produce. Modern developments, besides the new busy A15, have come to the parish, the railway line connecting Peterborough with Spalding passing through the southeastern corner of the parish. Drainage within the parish is much man-influenced with Northborough sitting between the original course of the Welland and the Maxey Cut designed to short-circuit its convoluted route and speed excess water away to the North Sea arriving through The Wash. Northborough is sited at below 10 metres, a height shared for many a mile until the route of the ancient Roman Road of King Street is reached where 21 metres can be found to the southwest. Northborough was one of its county's smaller parishes, a mere 735 acres supporting a population of close to 250 parishioners. Northborough is not specifically mentioned in Domesday Book, much of the area being undeveloped wetlands at that time.

The Church

St Andrew's church sits on the northern side of Church Street at its junction with Church Farm Mews. Many churches are a hotch-potch of eras and styles but St Andrew is perhaps exceptional in its diversity, an original late 12th century or early 13th century church much expanded in a failed scheme to turn it into one of "biggest parish churches in the area" as Pevsner states. The early core is the end with the bellcote which is from the Norman Romanesque era and late 12th century whilst the arcades show the slightly later Early English Gothic style of the 13th century with both circular piers & capitals and double-chamfered arches. To this core was added, in the early 14th century and utilising the Decorated style of that era, firstly the chancel quickly followed by the transeptal southern chapel, the latter standing at c1350 on the cusp of the style change to Perpendicular. That southern chapel is perhaps the church's most unusual feature being taller than the main body and dominating views, it ends in a spectacular 5-light window between twin polygonal turrets, a theatre-piece of complex style and grace. Internally the church has some remnants of wall-paintings potentially 13th century in origin and worth a look. For once Pevsner does not mention a Victorian intervention so perhaps it was merely light & sensitive to the building's history. Parking in Church Farm Mews is simple allowing a relaxed visit. Wooden gates through the local limestone walling give access to a churchyard that has few obstacles for the photographer.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 22nd April 1754 -8th January 1822 Northamptonshire Archives & Heritage - Reference - 242P/04 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 5th August 1823 - 6th December 1835 Northamptonshire Archives & Heritage - Reference - 242P/05 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads

Maxey St Peter
Maxey St Peter
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire
Maxey St Peter
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire
Etton St Stephen
Glinton St Benedict
Peakirk St Pega

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 22/04/1754 John PRESTON

Sarah BROWN Single
2 02/01/1755 William BARBER
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Ann LUNN Single
3 25/08/1755 Henry WELLS Single Helpston Mary BROUGHTON Single
4 08/04/1756 William SMITH Single Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Elizabeth BOULTON Single
5 19/11/1756 Francis CADE

Mary BOULTON Single
6 07/02/1757 John BOULTON Single
Susannah CADE Single
7 14/02/1757 Griffin GOODACRE Single
Ann SOFTON Widow
8 26/05/1757 Joseph BROUGHTON Widower
Mary JACKSON Single Maxey
9 03/11/1757 Robert PRESTON


10 09/06/1758 Joseph CLARKE Single
11 01/10/1758 John CLARKE Widower
Elizabeth LONGLANDS Widow
12 20/11/1758 James BROWN Widower
Rebekah SNART Single
13 04/03/1760 Isaac PHILLIPS
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Jane BURTOFT Single
14 26/05/1760 John CHARITY Single
Susanna MEWS Single
16 05/05/1763 Henry WILKINSON
Stamford Baron Jane LEE

15 23/05/1763 William COLE Single
Elizabeth THOMPSON Single
17 15/12/1766 John SEFTON

Susannah ROGERS

18 18/05/1767 Richard BRITTAIN

Spalding, Lincolnshire
19 21/04/1768 Robert BELLAM
Langtoft, Lincolnshire Mary WILKINSON

20 25/04/1768 John GARDNER
St John, Peterborough Elizabeth LEE

21 30/07/1768 John SMITH


22 22/12/1768 Joseph FAIRCHILD Single
Elizabeth GREEN Single
23 18/05/1769 John SEFTON Widower
Elizabeth BURBIDGE Single
24 08/08/1769 Thomas BEAZLEY
Peakirk Mary SUMNER

25 01/05/1770 Richard SHARPE


26 03/02/1772 Henry MALPET Single St Mary, Stamford, Lincolnshire Susannah BROUGHTON Single
27 23/03/1772 William GUTTRIDGE Single
Ann COLLEY Single
28 29/06/1772 Henry ROBINSON Single Farcett, Huntingdonshire Sarah WALKER Single
29 12/12/1773 John BAINS

Frances FOOT

30 02/01/1774 John ANDREW

Elizabeth EAT

31 15/02/1774 William BELLARS Widower
Mary CADE Widow
32 11/04/1774 Seth WILLIAMSON Single
Sarah PRESTON Widow
33 30/08/1775 James COLE Single

34 07/11/1775 William PARKINSON

Margaret LAW

35 24/11/1776 John KEW Single
Susanna TURRIL Single
36 16/01/1777 William BLAND

Elizabeth SKERRITT

37 24/09/1777 John FALLDING Single Wath, Yorkshire Mary PARKERSON Single
38 06/12/1778 William ADDY

Elizabeth BARFOOT

39 11/09/1783 Joseph DICKINS

Rachel BAKER

40 06/11/1783 Joseph CATLING
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Elizabeth COLE Single
42 07/06/1785 Moses PEIL


43 07/08/1785 Robert LARRAT

Elizabeth LAW

44 10/10/1788 Robert PRESTON

Eleanor CLOSE

45 15/01/1789 Thomas ANDREW

Elizabeth RIDLINGTON Single
46 07/12/1789 Stephen REED
Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire Mary COX

47 04/12/1791 William BELLARS


48 08/12/1791 Jonathan CARRINGTON

Elizabeth KING

49 01/12/1793 John PRESTON

Sarah CADE

50 01/12/1793 Luke CLARK

Elizabeth CADE

51 24/05/1795 John CADE Single
Elizabeth STANGER Single
52 20/06/1795 William WELLS Single Cranford St Andrew Ann MARTIN

53 28/02/1796 James Lee RIDLINGTON

Catherine CLOSE Single Colly Weston
54 04/12/1796 William ADCOCK


55 04/12/1797 Thomas PAGE

Amelia WILSON Single
56 16/01/1798 John SWIFT
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Ann MORRIS

57 04/12/1798 William CHARITY
Greatford, Lincolnshire Jane SUTTON Single
58 25/02/1799 Benjamin LENTON
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Elizabeth JACKSON

59 08/04/1799 Thomas SMITH


60 22/12/1799 John CARR
Elton, Huntingdonshire Sarah PARKINSON Single
61 08/12/1800 Richard CHARITY

Elizabeth BURGANY Single
62 23/11/1801 Henry ROBINSON
Glinton Sarah PHILPOT

63 23/11/1801 John WATTS

Frances BAINES

64 04/05/1803 William JOHNSON
Hamerton, Huntingdonshire Mary ANDREW

65 22/09/1803 George SISSON


66 24/10/1803 John SAPCOTE
Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Ruth FRISBY

67 10/11/1803 William KEW


68 04/12/1803 George PEARSON

Mary KEW

69 22/07/1805 William BAKER
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Rebecca SEFTON

70 02/12/1805 William LEMONS

Elizabeth PEPPER

71 11/11/1806 John BAKER
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Elizabeth SEFTON

72 07/07/1807 Robert JENKINSON
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Elizabeth QUINCEY

73 23/11/1807 Nathaniel CARR
Warmington Catharine PARKINSON

74 26/11/1807 George BUSLEY
Tallington, Lincolnshire Ann FRISBY

02/06/1808 William Anderson MASSEY
Spalding, Lincolnshire Sarah LARRATT

04/04/1809 John WIGGINTON


03/07/1809 William DAY
Glinton Jane MORRIS

03/07/1809 Robert LEMON


11/01/1810 Thomas MORRIS


13/11/1810 John CROWSON
Helpston Elizabeth PARKINSON Widow
12/08/1811 James DIXON


06/11/1811 John ENGLISH Single Peterborough Frances THORPE Single
26/12/1811 Samuel SEWEL

Sarah COLE

24/03/1812 James BURBAGE
Glinton Mary KING

10/08/1812 William LEMON Widower
Elizabeth GILBERT Single Maxey
03/01/1814 Frederick EARL Single
18/10/1814 Francis CORBOULD
Little Thurlow, Suffolk Ann SMITH

31/10/1816 John WILSON
Peterborough Elizabeth PARKINSON

10/02/1817 William FRENCH


18/12/1817 Francis PRESTON Single
Elizabeth ELDRED Single Maxey
06/12/1819 William CHRISTIAN Single
22/01/1821 William KETTLE

Sophia CLANE

08/01/1822 James HAYNES
Langtoft, Lincolnshire Elizabeth KING

1 05/08/1823 Thomas GRIFFIN


2 25/12/1823 Thomas PARKER
Whaplode, Lincolnshire Susanna PEARSON

3 09/08/1824 Henry RIDLINGTON

Sarah TORY
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire
4 05/12/1824 William Jackson ADCOCK

Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
5 10/07/1825 William CHARITY

Elizabeth FREEMAN

6 13/10/1825 William MILBOURN

Elizabeth SHARPE

7 21/11/1825 James SMITH


8 16/05/1826 John BRADFORD
Uffington, Lincolnshire Elizabeth KELLAM

9 31/07/1826 Thomas NICHOLS


10 02/10/1826 Joseph HINDS

Hannah BAKER

11 30/11/1826 George HOUDEN
Boston, Lincolnshire Mary SMITH

12 04/12/1827 Joseph RINGHAM
Maxey Elizabeth ADCOCK

13 20/05/1828 Robert WATSON Single
Frances KETTLE Single
14 28/07/1828 William OLDHAM Single
Elizabeth LEMON Widow
15 15/09/1829 Robert DALE
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Mary Ann KELHAM

16 01/11/1830 William KELLAM Single
Grace Worral HAWLEY Single
17 28/02/1831 William FREEMAN Widower
Sarah JONES Widow
20 02/01/1832 Cade CLARKE


21 11/06/1832 John PILKINGTON
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Sally BURBIDGE

22 24/07/1832 William BLAND

Frances DIXON

23 31/01/1833 William BELLARS Single

24 30/04/1833 Thomas ENGLISH


25 19/05/1834 Thomas CHARLTON


26 06/12/1835 John WHITFIELD Single
Ann HILLARD Single

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